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Holotypes in the museum's recent invertebrates collection

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VMNH receives $25,000 grant

The Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) has received a $25,000 grant from the Helen S. and Charles G. Patterson, Jr. Charitable Foundation Trust in support of the 2022-23 Virginia Museum of Natural History Science Outreach Initiative.

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FREE for children under 3, museum members, and members of ASTC participating institutions

My 4 year old son loves going to the museum. The exhibits are educational, interactive and kid-friendly.

Beth Deatherage

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As the state museum of natural history, the Virginia Museum of Natural History has award-winning permanent and travelling exhibits.

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Traveling and Loaned Exhibits

Travel exhibits are currently available in 8 Virginia counties and one in North Carolina.

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